We are very excited to announce that, to help support Wisconsin libraries and their patrons during these unprecedented times, the Department of Public Instruction is awarding the WPLC and Wisconsin’s Digital Library $250,000 in LSTA funds as part of an IMLS grant for digital content.
WPLC project managers have created a plan to allocate the funds:
1. Simultaneous Use Titles: Up to $30,000 for ebook and audio titles available for unlimited, simultaneous use for one year from the date of purchase.
2. Cost Per Circ Titles: Up to $100,000 for pay-per-use ebook and digital audiobook titles, an amount that would immediately fill 18,182 patron holds.
3. New Titles: Up to $120,000 for new ebook and digital audiobook titles, adding an estimated 2000 titles to the collection.
We are thrilled to be able to add extra content to Wisconsin's Digital Library at this time and are thankful for the support from DPI!
This was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, LS-00-19-0050-19.